Info session: An inclusive digital future: What do Canadian and European youth think?

Wednesday November 25: 4:35 – 5 PM

For the past year, a European Union-funded project on transatlantic civil society dialogue has brought together dozens of young Canadian and European adults to discuss the future of digital inclusion. Do they share the same views on data privacy, digital literacy, or civic engagement in the digital age? What are their recommendations? As the project is coming to an end in early 2021, learn more about its goals, what drove the conversation forward in the wake of the pandemic, and listen to some of its outcomes.

Katja Melzer, Goethe-Institut
Antoine Rayroux, Goethe-Institut

Katja Melzer
Katja Melzer is a curator and cultural worker with a specific interest in new media practices and artistic collaboration. Holding an MA in art history, business studies and cultural studies at Humboldt University Berlin, Katja has worked at the Ludwig Museum for Contemporary Art in Budapest, and the German Robert Bosch Foundation in Hungary before relocating to Canada. Here, Katja co-directed The HTMlles 11 – ZÉR0 FUTUR{E}, feminist festival of media arts + digital culture produced by Studio, and then joined SAW Video Media Art Centre in Ottawa as programming coordinator. Since 2016 Katja is the Director of the Goethe-Institut Montreal.

Antoine Rayroux
Antoine works as consultant and project manager specialized in Canada-Europe relations, with a particular focus on foreign policy dialogue, public diplomacy, and science and technology cooperation. He holds a PhD in Political Science from the Université de Montréal and the Université libre de Bruxelles, and has been teaching European and international politics at Concordia University prior to his current job. As a political outreach coordinator with the Goethe-Institut Montréal, Antoine has been privileged to mentor young Canadian participants willing to engage on the topic of youth and digital inclusion.